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A Tax on People Who Are Bad at Math

Here is what is annoy­ing about the lot­tery. If the two peo­ple who won yes­ter­day had played the Power­ball Sim­u­la­tor twice a week for the equiv­a­lent of 7,000 years (like I did yes­ter­day), they would not have won (like I did not win). Then they would have said to them­selves, “Self, them is some bad […]

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Culture Me and my life Post Serious

Scouting Dilemma

On the one hand, the Boy Scouts of Amer­i­ca are (offi­cial­ly) a dis­crim­i­na­to­ry orga­ni­za­tion of whom I real­ly do not approve. On the oth­er hand, my boys are in Boy Scouts (Cub Scouts, tech­ni­cal­ly). They enjoy the peer social activ­i­ties, and I enjoy the oppor­tu­ni­ties they would not have if they were not in an […]

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The best elections links of the day (if you’re happy right now)

Here we go: The Time Karl Rove Took on the Fox News Deci­sion Desk The vin­di­ca­tion of Nate Sil­ver Oba­ma’s vic­to­ry speech or, “Where’s that guy been dur­ing the 2012 cam­paign?” Ras­mussen is 24th out of 28 polls in accu­ra­cy list. Tied with Gallup. The deaf­en­ing silence at UnskewedPolls.com Dick Mor­ris pre­dicts a Rom­ney land­sli… […]

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Hell yeah Politics Post Serious

My thoughts on the election

So, the elec­tion is over. And I am pret­ty pleased with the results. I don’t have any­thing real­ly grandiose to say about it, no procla­ma­tions or pre­dic­tions, but through­out the night (I was up until 1 am local) and this morn­ing I have had some ran­dom thoughts. There may be pro­fan­i­ty below. There will def­i­nite­ly […]

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Politics Post Serious

I voted. Also, donuts.

Last night we got togeth­er with some like-mind­ed neigh­bors to kvetch about the elec­tion. It was tons of fun, and we are eter­nal­ly grate­ful to the host for track­ing us down (she showed up at our door with an invi­ta­tion, based on our yard signs). Then this morn­ing we got up before the crack of […]